Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: general practitioner

  • Beloved physicians: Three unsung heroes

    John RaffenspergerFort Meyers, Florida, United States Few doctors, especially those who practice in small communities across the land, are remembered for their selfless, unstinting devotion to their patients. They are not considered heroes in the usual sense and sadly, for the most part, are now replaced by dehumanizing corporate medicine. The general practitioner or “GP”…

  • Book Review of Intensive Care: A GP, A Community and COVID-19

    Arpan K. BanerjeeSolihull, United Kingdom Gavin Francis is a family doctor in Scotland who has written several critically-acclaimed books. In his latest work, he chronicles his experience of the COVID-19 pandemic as a family doctor (general practitioner or GP) and the effects of the virus on the rural and urban communities of Scotland. The devastating…